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  1. #1
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    Default Graduated Line Transparency?

    I have Designer Pro 7. Is there a way to get the outline of an object to take on the graduated fill transparency of an object? The line goes transparent with the object's fill when a linear transparency is applied, but remains opaque with a graduated one. I understand that I could turn the outline into an object and then apply the transparency but if I have to edit the object later, I would have to repeat the process. What say ye?

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    Default Re: Graduated Line Transparency?

    Line colors are solid colors gradients cannot be assigned to them, that said coverting to 'line shape' the gradients can be assigned but it is NOT a line now but a shape that is governed by the line it was.
    In your case duplicate your object convert to line shape apply your gradient fill then overlay on original object.
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    Default Re: Graduated Line Transparency?

    Thanks Scotty. I already had that one figured out, but I was trying to avoid having to re-object-ize the line every time I edited the original object or wanted to resize the outline.

    That being said, I just figured out how to do what I want. I post it here in case somebody else has a need (and I can't believe what a simple solution this is): Select the object, give it the desired outline, **Group It** (CTRL-G), give it the desired transparency. Voila... Mission accomplished. Crazy, huh?

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    Default Re: Graduated Line Transparency?

    I often group objects or an object to apply a different effect. I'll give something a transparency filter like Fractal Clouds, then I'll group it, and give it a further linear transparency. You normally cannot give an object two different transparent effects. You can, if you group it, but only once.

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    Default Re: Graduated Line Transparency?

    Actually you can do this more than once, just group your group with an object that is 100% transparent. But you should try not to do this too many times or your group becomes very complex and can cause problems.
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